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Samoa

Samoa (/səˈmə/), officially the Independent State of Samoa (Samoan: Malo Saʻoloto Tutoʻatasi o Sāmoa; Samoan: Sāmoa, IPA: [ˈsaːmoa]) and, until 4 July 1997, known as Western Samoa, is a unitary parliamentary democracy with eleven administrative divisions. The two main islands are Savai'i and Upolu with four smaller islands surrounding the landmasses. The capital city is Apia. The Lapita people discovered and settled the Samoan Islands around 3,500 years ago. They developed a unique Samoan language and Samoan cultural identity.

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A samoan beach house.

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The fire dance is usually performed by a samoan male.

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A beautiful waterfall in the beautiful island of samoa

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Samoan dancing is a way for all the villages to get together and enjoy our culture.

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